To help stop identity theft and as a service to our residents, the City of Murrieta City Clerk Department is hosting a FREE Document On-Site Shredding Event. The event will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. or until the truck is filled to capacity. Residents may bring up to FIVE banker-sized boxes per trip, to the back parking lot of City Hall.
Items that may be included are paper documents such as legal, medical, financial, tax, bank, photos, and credit card statements (no need to remove staples or paper clips). Residents may also bring credit cards and CDs. No businesses please.
For more information on this event, please call (951) 461-6013.
Beginning Monday, September 14, contractors will be on site at Los Alamos Hills Sports Park removing the sand from the tot lots near the baseball fields. The tot lots will likely be unavailable for play through Friday, September 18.
The decision was a tough one for the City just knowing how much kids love to play in the sand, but there are several factors that supported the sand removal:
1. Sand has been devalued as a fall medium by the Federal government.
2. Sand on sidewalks is slick. Children running on sidewalks covered with sand can easily slip and fall, hurting themselves in the process.
3. Although staff rakes tot lots daily, broken glass, pet waste, and other objects find their way buried in the sand.
4. Children love to tunnel in sand. It is not uncommon for staff to find tunnels and holes dug under the concrete walkways. This is a safety concern that if the tunnels or holes are not backfilled quickly enough, there's a trip and fall hazard, or worse, the structural integrity of the walkway is weakened and falls in on itself. There have been a number of documented incidents where sand tunnels have actually collapsed on the digger with very sad results. This mostly happens at the beach, but it can just as easily happen at playgrounds in parks and schools as well.
For more information on this project, please contact the Community Services Department at (951) 304-PARK.